Diamondbacks celebrate Jackie Robinson day virtually.
“Although this isn’t the typical Jackie Robinson Day in the game of baseball, it is vital for us not to forget the importance of this day.”— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) April 15, 2020
-@EJ36 on #Jackie42 pic.twitter.com/vKFIkhcGOj
Arizona willing to host MLB season; league cuts senior staff pay.
Manfred announced the salary cut Tuesday in a memorandum to staff, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press. Manfred also said the commissioner’s office will make all planned distributions to teams through May.
“As part of our effort to protect the organization, my senior staff and I have decided to reduce our compensation by an average of 35% for 2020 to help the organization weather this terrible storm,” Manfred wrote in the memo, which described cost-cutting efforts.
Largest contract in franchise history for each MLB team.
Should be common knowledge by now that the thiccest contract in Diamondback’s history belongs to Zack “Literally Zack Greinke” Greinke, at 6 years $206.5 million dollars.
MLB to test thousands of players, employees in National Coronavirus study.
“Of the league’s 30 teams, 27 are taking part in a nationwide study involving up to 10,000 people who will be given tests to detect COVID-19 antibodies. Those antibodies appear as part of the immune system’s response to the coronavirus. The test results, if positive for antibodies, can show if people were infected but didn’t show symptoms — and, possibly, if they’re now immune to the disease.”
Mike Trout says baseball’s proposed plan for a quarantined season has “red flags.”
.@miketrout wants MLB to come back soon as possible, but brings up a number of issues that would have to be worked out logistically before baseball returns in any fashion. #LunchTalkNBCSN pic.twitter.com/TdPfIVI8Jp— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) April 15, 2020
Dr Fauci endorses baseball with players under quarantine, tested weekly, and no fans.
“There’s a way of doing that,” Fauci told Snapchat’s Peter Hamby in a video you can watch here. “Nobody comes to the stadium. Put [the players] in big hotels, wherever you want to play, keep them very well surveilled. … Have them tested every single week and make sure they don’t wind up infecting each other or their family, and just let them play the season out.”
Do you agree with Dr Fauci’s endorsement of a quarantined season for players and no fans?
This poll is closed
Yes, let’s get it on - I miss baseball!
No, this plan is not fair to players and their families.
Where is MY test?
Off topic Snake Byte - 7 most venomous snakes in Phoenix.
Pretty good information from abc15, especially for those of you who are hiking or working outdoors. Turambar and I ran into a snake just yesterday on Twobit Peak just off of Tatum. We did not see it until it moved and we were literally right on top of it. Luckily the snake swerved under a rock before Turambar had a chance to turn it into a pair of new boots.